Not too many would argue that Martin Scorsese is one of the best American film directors we have. Even if we forgot about every other movie he has made, I think Goodfellas alone proves that he is an amazing director. His latest film, Shutter Island, is a bit different than where he's gone in the past and that's a good thing. It's a tad on the wack side when artists always stick with the "safe" thing and never explore other subjects and ideas.
I really enjoyed Shutter Island and, for a movie that's over 2 hours long, I never found myself bored or waiting for the credits to roll. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a pretty complex role here. As the film goes on there's some pretty deeply emotional stuff that happens to his character. The film itself looks great, there's some pretty interesting visuals going on in the film. I noticed a few times in the film certain quick things that if you blinked you would have never seen.
Some people are saying that this movie is lame because they didn't dig the twist at the end. I'm saying, yea, it wasn't that great of a twist but thats ok, the movie still entertained me. I'm also saying, its pretty lame when I review a movie that I just like and don't either LOVE or HATE! That's it, I gotta watch a shitty movie, I'll be back.
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.